kevinsenn (1854) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 26, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from LCBO. Figs and dark fruit dominate the aroma. Super dark black. Taste of dark fruit, roasted grains, chocolate, and light smoke. Well balanced with a burn at the back of your throat. Thick full body. Quite good.
zdk (1852) - New York, New York, USA - JUL 20, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle shared at 5000 tasting - nice and spicey, chocolate and a bit of roast. Very tasty smokey and throat burning. Perfect dark, spicy ale.
zgaier (1846) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - OCT 29, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black with a brown head and aroma of roasted malt and peppers. Taste is sweet, lots of roasted malt and chocolate with light pepper spice notes that lead into the finish. Spice is light but noticeable, and goes well with the roasty, chocolate.
MaartenRF10 (1832) - Wageningen, NETHERLANDS - SEP 20, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Zwart met prachtige donkerbruine kraag. Aangename geur van geroosterde mout en chocolade. Smaak als aroma met in de nasmaak wat pepers, niet scherp, wel aanwezig. Goeie body en carbo. Top.
Abio (1831) - Waasland, BELGIUM - MAR 11, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black beer with a nice holding light brown head. Decent mixture off malts, roasted coffee, sugar and a decent amount of spices. Dry and earthy alcoholic and spiced finish. Good, but misses something, a small sweetness boost maybe. Good peppery finish. 1111th rating
gregwilsonstl (1825) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 28, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark. Not much chipotle but can definitely pick up smoke. Rounds out to strong coffee.
cpetrone84 (1810) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 28, 2010
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 7/20
A-pours an opaque black, viscous liquid with a thick creamy caramel brown head with a solid lace.
S-milk chocolate, mikkeller ash and peat moss, hints of smoke, somewhat assertive spice towards the back.
T-milk chocolate up front, notes of smokey peat moss, huge peppery spice in the back that I can’t get over. rough to drink for me but beer spice heads might like.
M-creamy feel, full bodied, somewhat dry with a clean finish.
D-this starts like a milk stout and immediately burns my throat with nothing I enjoy. the pepper is extremely spicy and overpowering in the back lingering throughout the sip.
koleminer20 (1808) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - OCT 18, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 mL bottle shared by ebone1988. The pour is a nice dark black with a thick dark khaki/light brown head that falls down to a thinner film with a solid lace that's left behind. The aroma is really smokey. Wasn't anticipating this one. There is a decent milky dark chocolate nose with a smokiness and a decent pepper on the back end. This one smells like it could be a bit disappointing. The roast and chocolate highlight it. The flavor is smoke and fruit. Not a dark or hidden fruit, but a bright tropical fruit. There is a bit of chili on the back end that tie it together, but the smokiness is a huge turn off. I'm not feeling the smoke. The mouth feel is excellent with a beautiful soft carbonation and a lingeringly spicy chili mixed with smoke finish. It could've been so much better.
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kevinator (1790) - The Colony, Texas, USA - APR 25, 2015
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Nice roasted pepper aroma. Great dark color with foamy dark tan head. Full bodied and thick. Great blend of roasted malt, wood and just a hint of chipotle pepper. Some kick on the back end.
RW80 (1789) - Hoogeveen, NETHERLANDS - NOV 7, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
33cl Bottle. Appearance: Pitch black with a mostly lasting coffee brown foamy head of 1, 5 finger.
Aroma : coffee, chocolate, caramel, roasted flavours.
Taste: coffee, chocolate, slightly bitter, warming finish with smooth entrance of the chilies. Roast with A little bit of vegetable aftertaste
Sticky, oily mouthfeel, medium carbonation.